Minolta Weathermatic 35DL – week 44 results

The Weathermatic 35DL was a mixed bag of results. The good news is that the seals proved watertight. My excursion to the water park left it unscathed. The outdoor shots came out nicely. The flash, however, was another matter. I’m not sure if the problem was in the flash unit or the metering, but allContinue reading “Minolta Weathermatic 35DL – week 44 results”

Week 44 – Minolta Weathermatic 35DL

  The Minolta Weathermatic 35DL is a big brother to the Weathermatic A reviewed back in week 7.  It’s a fully automatic, water- and weatherproof 35mm point and shoot.  Everything from advance to flash is fully automated and motorized, with no options available.  The DL stands for Dual Lens; a button on top switches betweenContinue reading “Week 44 – Minolta Weathermatic 35DL”

52 Cameras – Week 7 Results – Minolta Weathermatic A

“If you want something to look old, use an old camera.” In some cases this is true, although much of the 'look' of a photo is influenced by film selection and processing methods. In this case, the Weathermatic A & Lomography Tiger 200 film teleported me back into the 1970s. It's an easy camera toContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 7 Results – Minolta Weathermatic A”

Week 7 – Minolta Weathermatic A – 52 Cameras

The Minolta Weathermatic A is a weatherproof 110-film camera introduced in 1980. A friend of mine had one of these in hight school; I only knew it as a yellow camera. In fact it’s waterproof to 3 meters. It has a zone focus system and three different apertures all selected by the black knobs onContinue reading “Week 7 – Minolta Weathermatic A – 52 Cameras”